(Part 2) Integrating a Competency Management Method: Why It Results in Success

While competency management is sometimes seen as a “complementary” resource to existing human resources functions such as acquisition, training, and succession planning, it is, in fact, much more important than that. Employees and their skills are among the most important assets in any organization, and investing to improve that asset is essential for the growth… Read More

Integrating a Competency Management Method – 5 Steps (Part 1)

It would be hard to argue against the many benefits of effective competency management. Access to the skills inventory of a workforce to use for performance improvement alone would be enough reason for any organization to implement a competency management method. Integrating a Competency Management Method with workforce development and training requires a specific process… Read More

Why You Need to Train for Competencies, Not Skills

According to industry prognosticators, the future of learning looks something like this: Microlearning. Millennials and Centennial (Gen Z) digital workers. Personalized learning plans. Virtual reality. Artificial intelligence. Multi-cultural, multi-generational, geographically dispersed networked teams. It’s a vision of who is learning and how they’re learning. What’s missing is the what of training in the future. We… Read More

How to Tackle “Big Crew Change.” One Industry’s Story.

“It takes 3 to 8 years for a company to turn a new employee into a petroleum professional.” So says Ford Brett, CEO of PetroSkills, a competency-based training company for the exploration and production (E&P) industry. At Avilar, we make a point to monitor learning and competency industry reports, analysis, trends, and tools. Every day,… Read More

Building a Positive Company Culture with Competency Management

Whether you’re a long-established organization or a startup that is just beginning to form your mission and values, it’s essential to the vitality of your business that company culture be maintained and, if necessary, completely overhauled. Read More